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my supervisor was notified that a *bad* email went out on june 7.  is there any way to pull a log of all outgoing emails from our exchange 2003 server from a specific date?  i'm completely in the dark here, and wouldn't even know where to begin.
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If you had it enabled at the time, then Message Tracking is the correct way to retrieve this information. You can use the Message Tracking Center to search the Exchange log files for June 7th 00:00:00 to June 8th 00:00:00 for all emails. That will return a list of all emails - sent and received - which passed through Exchange on that day.

A guide on the procedure can be found at http://www.amset.info/exchange/message-tracking.asp. If you don't currently have it enabled when you follow the procedure to enable it, enabling it now will not be any good for you, since it cannot pull logs retrospectively. Furthermore if the time the log files are kept for is less than 4 days (obviously it's 4 days since June 7th) then the log will have been deleted, and again, you cannot go back.

If you've got it enabled and the log file is still there, then this should work. Easiest way is to try the procedure for finding a message and see if you get any results!

-tigermatt
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